I decided it was time to get the kids involved, so I bought a suit for them, and took Hailey out for her first hive examination. So as not to be overwhelming, I only lifted out a single frame, but she got to see all the bees working on the frame, and a few dipping their heads into cells to store nectar. Her highlight was holding the frame and showing her Mom, the photographer.
She was incredibly calm for an 8 year old, and declared the bees were “cute”. She was very curious about touching them, almost as you would be to a butterfly. While she knows they sting, her first sting may change her interest in the future.